This film was directed by Tommy Lee Jones in 2005. It won two prizes -Best Actor and Best Screenplay- in Cannes the same year.
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The best friend of Pete Perkins, Melquiades Estrada, an illegal Mexican vaquero, is found dead in the desert, with a bullet in his chest. Pete is the only one who tries to find out who's Estrada's murderer. A few days later, his girl-friend Rachel hears that the man responsible for the murder is a young Border Patrol agent, Mike Norton, who shot Melquiades Estrada by mistake.
Pete had one day promised to his friend Melquiades to bring him back in his village if he were to die in the U.S.A. Consequently, he goes straight to Mike Norton and forces him to disinter Melquiades. Then the two men, taking along the corpse of the Mexican vaquero, leave on horseback and cross soon the border in spite of the police officers who are right behind them.
During several days, Pete and Mike will wander through deserts and mountains, looking for Estrada's hometown. When Mike is bitten by a snake while trying to escape, Pete brings him to a Mexican town where a young girl cures him. But, the next morning, Pete forces Mike to follow him and to go on with their search.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler